Jansson To Play 45 Mins Against Portugal

Last updated : 27 March 2017 By .

Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet have reported on Janne Andersson’s press conference today in which the Sweden national team coach said Jansson will only play after half time.

The centre-back played in last Friday’s meeting with Belarus due to Victor Lindelof’s injury and with the Benfica star failing to recover he could have been told to play the whole 90 minutes again on Tuesday.

However, Andersson has confirmed Andrea Granqvist will play the first half and will be replaced by Jansson for the second.

Only Bologna’s Filip Helander of the three central defenders at Andersson’s disposal will play the whole 90 minutes.